Lady Hardy, who died 1 December, 2021, aged 72, was the widow of Sir Richard Charles Chandos Hardy, 5th [and last] Baronet [1945-2017].
She was born Venetia Anne Wingfield Digby, 28 March, 1949, scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Kenelm Simon Wingfield Digby [1910-98], and his wife the former Kathleen Elizabeth Kingstone, and married 7 Oct, 1971, Richard Charles Chandos Hardy [born 6 Feb, 1945], son of Lt-Col Sir Rupert Hardy, 4th Bt [1902-97], and his wife the former Hon Diana Joan Allsopp [1908-2006], scion of the Barons Hindlip. Her husban succeeded to the baronetcy [created 1876], on his father's demise, 22 March, 1997, and died 10 Nov, 2017, aged 72, when the baronetcy beame extinct.
Lady Hardy is survived by four daughters, Arabella, Jacquetta, Georgina and Henrietta.
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